I am a senior lecturer (50%) and researcher (50%) at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, currently working on the following projects;
- Adequate housing conditions: the role of housing benefits in Sweden and abroad at SOFI (FORTE, PI: Kenneth Nelson).
- The Neighborhood Revisited: Spatial polarization and social cohesion in contemporary Sweden (RJ)
- Spatial integration and segregation: Disadvantaged groups in Sweden in the 2000s (FORTE)
- Utsatthet i longitudinella data: Ett geografiskt perspektiv (VR)
- Renovation, privatisation, and conversions of rental housing - what are the consequences? (VR)
My research interests are housing, welfare states, and poverty. I mostly employ quantitative methods in my research.
Population, Environment and Landscape Change, 7.5 HECs
Housing, Segregation and Moves 7.5 HECs
Social Science Methods and Research Design in Human Geography, 7.5 HECs
Bachelor´s Thesis in Human Geography, 15 HECs
Applications in Human Geography, 30 HECs (Course responsibility; 7,5 HECs)
GIS and Spatial Analysis I, 7.5 HECs
Geographical Information Analysis I, 7.5 HECs
Geographical Information Analysis II, 7.5 HECs
Social Science Methods and Research Design in Urban and Regional Planning, 7.5 HECs
Bachelor´s Thesis in Urban and Regional Planning, 15 HECs
Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business with specialization for Human Geography (not given any longer).
Urban and Regional Planning II, Scientific Approaches, Sources and Methods
Urban and Regional Planning III, Social Science Theory and Method – Focus Planning
Theory and Method in Globalization, Environment and Social Change, 15 HECs
- Segregation Neighborhood Effects and Housing Planning
- Advanced Methods in Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning 15 HECs
- Guest lecturer at The Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) Master´s Programme in Computational Social Science course: Inequality and Segregation: Theory and Measurement 7,5 HECs (lecture and seminar three years in a row).
- Supervisor of Master Thesises
Renovation, privatisation, and conversions of rental housing - what are the consequences? (Vetenskapsrådet)
The aim of this project is to systematically assess the impact conversions, privatisations, and renovations of rental housing have had on segregation in Sweden. We will study these processes in a systematic way with four ‘simple’ questions; Who, where, when, and what are the consequences in terms of segregation?
First, we will map out where and when conversions, privatisations, and renovations have been taking place in Sweden, using Swedish register data covering the total population from 1990-2022.
Second, we will analyse, using regression techniques, who, in terms of characteristics of the tenants, are living in and leaving areas that are undergoing renovations, conversions, and privatisations.
Third, we will assess whether conversions, privatisations, and renovations are followed by a social change in the neighborhood. We will study how the characteristics of the tenants within these areas have changed over time and what difference this change has for cities/towns in terms of segregation.
The processes we study have an impact on the spatial distribution of public and private rental housing and the composition of households within these sectors in nearly all places in Sweden. The distribution of the public housing sector is of key importance for levels of segregation in Sweden. Thus, the outcomes of this project will provide policymakers with important information on how the future
challenges of the rental sector will unfold.
Kenneth Nelson, Ida Borg, Rense Nieuwenhuis, Susanne Alm, The political determinants of housing benefits, European Sociological Review, 2022; jcac042, https://doi-org.ezp.sub.su.se/10.1093/esr/jcac042
Borg, I., Kawalerowicz, J., & Andersson, E. K. (2022). Socio-spatial stratification of housing tenure trajectories in Sweden – A longitudinal cohort study. Advances in Life Course Research, 52, 100467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2022.100467
Borg I. (2018). Universalism lost? The magnitude and spatial pattern of residualisation in the public housing sector in Sweden 1993-2012. Journal of Housing and The Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-018-09638-8
Ida Borg & Maria Brandén (2018) Do high levels of home-ownership create unemployment? Introducing the missing link between housing tenure and unemployment, Housing Studies, 33:4, 501 524, DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1358808
Borg, I. (2015) Housing Deprivation in Europe: On the Role of Rental Tenure Types. Housing, Theory and Society, 32(1), pp 73-93
Borg I. and Guio, A.-C. (2021), “Improving our knowledge of housing conditions at EU level”, in Guio, A.-C., Marlier, E. and Nolan B. (eds), Improving the understanding of poverty and social exclusion in Europe. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Chapter 12. Link to full text
Fritzell, J., Hertzman, J., Bäckman, O., Borg, I., Ferrarini, T., Nelson, K. (2014) ‘Sweden: Increasing Income Inequalities and Changing Social Relations’, in Nolan, B., Salverda, W., Checchi, D., Marx, I., McKnight, A., György Tóth, I., van de Werfhorst, H. (eds.) Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries. Thirty Countries' Experiences. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Borg, I. (2018). Housing, poverty, and the welfare state. Spatial distribution of tenure types and its effects on housing deprivation, unemployment and residualisation (Ph.D. dissertation). Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, Stockholm.
Fritzell Johan, Bacchus Hertzmann Jennie, Bäckman Olof, Borg Ida, Ferrarini Tommy, Nelson Kenneth (2014). Country Report on Growing Inequality and its Impacts in Sweden. GINI: Growing Inequalities Impact, Amsterdam http://www.gini-research.org/articles/cr-sweden
Stenberg S-Å, Kjellbom P, Borg I, Sonmark K (2011). Varför vräks barn fortfarande? [Why are children still evicted?] Report for Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Dnr S2010/4139/FST
Media and other press
Kihlanki, H and Borg, I. (2016) Verkliga röster i debatten om svarthandel med hyreskontrakt – att tala med och inte om köpare [Real voices in the debate on black market rental contracts. To talk with and not about the buyers] PLAN, no 2, pp 44-47
Borg, I (2013). Bostadspolitiken och hyressektorn i Europa. Fronesis nr 42-43 Stockholm: Tidskriftsföreningen Fronesis
Stenberg, S.-Å., Kjellbom, P., Borg, I. & Sonmark, K. (2012). Nu är det 2012 och barn vräks fortfarande: i DN-debatt 2012-01-02. Dagens Nyheter.
Stenberg, S.-Å., Kjellbom, P., Borg, I. & Sonmark, K. (2011). Mer prat än verkstad från regeringen om vräkta barn: i DN Debatt 2011-12-24. Dagens Nyheter.
Conferences and presentations
Population Association of America, PAA. Presenting paper: Socio-spatial stratification of housing tenure trajectories in Sweden – A longitudinal cohort study. Digital presentation, April 2022
European Network for Housing Research, ENHR. Presenting paper: The political determinants of housing benefits. Digital presentation, September 2021
Collaborative housing research seminar (Forum för bostadsforskning, FBS). Presenting paper: Housing tenure trajectories in Sweden. Digital presentation, March 2021.
European Network for Housing Research, ENHR. Presenting paper: Housing tenure trajectories in Sweden. Athens, Greece 27-30th of August 2019
European Network for Housing Research, ENHR. Presenting paper: Improving our knowledge of housing conditions at the EU level. Uppsala, Sweden 26-29th of June 2018
Net-SILC3 Conference and Workshop. International Conference on “Comparative EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions”. Presenting paper: Improving our knowledge of housing conditions at EU-level. in Athens, Greece 18-20 April 2018.
European Network for Housing Research, ENHR. Presenting paper: Residualisation of public housing in Sweden. Tirana, Albania, September 4-6 2017
Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) Organized session H3 "Housing market change and housing construction in the 21st century: Segregation, inequality, public housing, marketization, gentrification". Stockholm, June 2017. Presented paper: Residualisation of public housing in Sweden in the same session.
European Network for Housing Research, ENHR. Presenting paper: Labour market matching and home-owning sector size. Lisbon, Portugal June 29 -July 2, 2015.
American Association of Geographers, AAG conference. Presenting paper: Worker mobility and the housing market: New approaches to the size of the rental and owner-occupied sectors and its consequences for labor. Chicago, USA April 21 -25 2015
Conference and seminar organizing:
Collaborative housing research seminar (Forum för bostadsforskning, FBS). Organizing a digital seminar on “Sharing economy and housing” in September 2021, Stockholm.
Collaborative housing research seminar (Forum för bostadsforskning, FBS). Organizing (and participating in) a digital seminar on “The role of the rental sector” in March 2021, Stockholm.
Collaborative housing research seminar (Forum för bostadsforskning, FBS). Organizing a digital seminar on “Creative tenure types” in September 2020, Stockholm.
Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) Organized session H3 "Housing market change and housing construction in the 21st century: Segregation, inequality, public housing, marketization, gentrification". Together with Professor Eva Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2017